Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 7511-7512 [2018-03491]

Download as PDF 7511 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 21, 2018 / Notices Agency name OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY. Organization name Position title Office of National Drug Control Policy ..... Digital Engagement Specialist ................. Authority: 5 U.S.C. 3301 and 3302; E.O. 10577, 3 CFR, 1954–1958 Comp., p. 218. Kathleen M. McGettigan, Acting Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management. [FR Doc. 2018–03512 Filed 2–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–39–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Proposed Collection; Comment Request Summary: In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506 (c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB’s estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 1. Title and purpose of information collection: Appeal Under the Railroad Retirement and Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act; OMB 3220–0007. Under Section 7(b)(3) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), and Section 5(c) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) any person aggrieved by a decision made by an office of the RRB on his or her application for an annuity or benefit under those Acts has the right to appeal to the RRB. This right is prescribed in 20 CFR 260 and 20 CFR 320. The notification letter, which is provided at the time of filing the original application, informs the applicant of Request No. QQ170002 Date vacated 09/08/2017 such right. When an applicant protests a decision, the concerned RRB office reviews the entire file and any additional evidence submitted and sends the applicant a letter explaining the basis of the determination. The applicant is then notified that to protest further, they can appeal to the RRB’s Bureau of Hearings and Appeals. The appeal process is prescribed in 20 CFR 260.5 and 260.9 and 20 CFR 320.12 and 320.38. To file a request for an appeal the applicant must complete Form HA–1, Appeal Under the Railroad Retirement Act or Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act. The form asks the applicant to explain the basis for their request for an appeal and, if necessary, to describe any additional evidence they wish to submit in support of the appeal. Completion is voluntary, however, if the information is not provided the RRB cannot process the appeal. The RRB proposes no changes to Form HA–1. ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN Form No. Annual responses Time (minutes) Burden (hours) HA–1 ............................................................................................................................................ 550 20 185 supplemental annuity must be reduced by one dollar for each two dollars of Last Pre-Retirement Non-Railroad Employment (LPE) earnings for each month of such service. However, the reduction cannot exceed 50 percent of the Tier II and supplemental annuity amount for the month to which such deductions apply. The LPE generally refers to an annuitant’s last employment with a non-railroad person, company, or institution prior to retirement, which was performed at the same time as 2. Title and purpose of information collection: Annual Earnings Questionnaire; OMB 3220–0179. Under section 2(e)(3) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), an annuity is not payable for any month in which a beneficiary works for a railroad. In addition, an annuity is reduced for any month in which the beneficiary works for an employer other than a railroad employer and earns more than a prescribed amount. Under the 1988 amendments to the RRA, the Tier II portion of the regular annuity and any railroad employment or after the annuitant stopped railroad employment. The collection obtains earnings information needed by the RRB to determine if possible reductions in annuities are in order due to LPE. The RRB utilizes Form G–19L, Annual Earnings Questionnaire, to obtain LPE earnings information from annuitants. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion is required to retain a benefit. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–19L. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN Form No. Annual responses Time (minutes) Burden (hours) G–19L .......................................................................................................................................... 300 15 75 Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or to VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:57 Feb 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, and/or PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 supporting material, contact Dana Hickman at (312) 751–4981 or E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1 7512 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 21, 2018 / Notices Dana.Hickman@RRB.GOV. Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to Brian Foster, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611– 1275 or emailed to Brian.Foster@rrb.gov. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Brian D. Foster, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–03491 Filed 2–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–82712; File No. SR–ISE– 2018–14] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Nasdaq ISE, LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend the Exchange’s INET Port Fees To Indicate That Those Fees Are Prorated February 14, 2018. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on February 9, 2018, Nasdaq ISE, LLC (‘‘ISE’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend INET Port Fees at Section V, D to indicate those fees are not prorated. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s website at http://ise.cchwallstreet.com/, at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these 1 15 2 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:57 Feb 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The purpose of the proposed rule change is to include language within the Schedule of Fees at Section V, D, entitled ‘‘INET Port Fees’’ to clarify that the port fees in this section are not subject to proration. Today, the Exchange does not prorate the pricing for these ports. Background The Exchange previously filed 3 to: (1) Establish ports and gateways that members use to connect to the Exchange with the migration of the Exchange’s trading system to the Nasdaq INET architecture, and (2) amend the Schedule of Fees to adopt fees for those ports and gateways. The Exchange established fees for the following connectivity options that are available in connection with the Exchange’s trading system: Specialized Quote Feed (‘‘SQF’’),4 SQF Purge,5 Dedicated SQF Host,6 Ouch to Trade Options (‘‘OTTO’’),7 3 See Securities and Exchange Act Release No. 81095 (July 13, 2017), 82 FR 32409 (July 7, 2017) (SR–ISE–2017–62). 4 SQF is an interface that allows market makers to connect and send quotes, sweeps and auction responses into the Exchange. Data includes the following: (1) Options Auction Notifications (e.g., opening imbalance, Flash, PIM, Solicitation and Facilitation or other information); (2) Options Symbol Directory Messages; (3) System Event Messages (e.g., start of messages, start of system hours, start of quoting, start of opening); (4) Option Trading Action Messages (e.g., halts, resumes); (5) Execution Messages; (6) Quote Messages (quote/ sweep messages, risk protection triggers or purge notifications). 5 SQF Purge is a specific port for the SQF interface that only receives and notifies of purge requests from the market maker. Dedicated SQF Purge Ports enable market makers to seamlessly manage their ability to remove their quotes in a swift manner. 6 A Dedicated SQF Host is an optional offering available to Market Makers—i.e., Primary Market Makers (‘‘PMMs’’) and Competitive Market Makers (‘‘CMMs’’)—only for their SQF Port & SQF Purge Port connectivity. A Dedicated SQF Host provides the PMM or CMM with assurance that their SQF Port and SQF Purge Port connection to the Exchange resides on a host that is not shared with other PMMs and CMMs. 7 OTTO is an interface that allows market participants to connect and send orders, auction orders and auction responses into the Exchange. Data includes the following: (1) Options Auction Notifications (e.g., Flash, PIM, Solicitation and Facilitation or other information); (2) Options PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Clearing Trade Interface (‘‘CTI’’),8 Financial Information eXchange (‘‘FIX’’),9 FIX Drop,10 Disaster Recovery,11 and Market Data Port.12 The Exchange proposes to add a clarifying sentence to make clear that port fees are assessed in full month increments and are not prorated, to avoid any confusion. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act,13 in general, and furthers the Symbol Directory Messages; (3) System Event Messages (e.g., start of messages, start of system hours, start of quoting, start of opening); (5) Option Trading Action Messages (e.g., halts, resumes); (6) Execution Messages; (7) Order Messages (order messages, risk protection triggers or purge notifications). 8 CTI is a real-time clearing trade update message that is sent to a member after an execution has occurred and contains trade details. The message containing the trade details is also simultaneously sent to The Options Clearing Corporation (‘‘OCC’’). The information includes, among other things, the following: (i) The Clearing Member Trade Agreement or ‘‘CMTA’’ or ‘‘OCC’’ number; (ii) Exchange badge or house number; (iii) the Exchange internal firm identifier; and (iv) an indicator which will distinguish electronic and non-electronically delivered orders; (v) liquidity indicators and transaction type for billing purposes; (vi) capacity. 9 FIX is an interface that allows market participants to connect and send orders and auction orders into the Exchange. Data includes the following: (1) Options Symbol Directory Messages; (2) System Event Messages (e.g., start of messages, start of system hours, start of quoting, start of opening); (3) Option Trading Action Messages (e.g., halts, resumes); (4) Execution Messages; (5) Order Messages (order messages, risk protection triggers or purge notifications). 10 FIX Drop is a real-time order and execution update message that is sent to a member after an order been received/modified or an execution has occurred and contains trade details. The information includes, among other things, the following: (1) Executions; (2) cancellations; (3) modifications to an existing order (4) busts or posttrade corrections. 11 Disaster Recovery ports provide connectivity to the exchange’s disaster recovery data center in Chicago to be utilized in the event the exchange has to fail over during the trading day. DR Ports are available for SQF, SQF Purge, Dedicated SQF, CTI, OTTO, FIX and FIX Drop. 12 Market Data ports provide connectivity to the Exchange’s proprietary market data feeds, including the Nasdaq ISE Real-time Depth of Market Raw Data Feed (‘‘Depth of Market Feed’’), the Nasdaq ISE Order Feed (‘‘Order Feed’’), the Nasdaq ISE Top Quote Feed (‘‘Top Quote Feed’’), the Nasdaq ISE Trades Feed (‘‘Trades Feed’’), and the Nasdaq ISE Spread Feed (‘‘Spread Feed’’). Each of the feeds described above, with the exception of the Trades Feed, have previously been established as market data offerings of the Exchange, and market participants are charged for subscriptions to these products. The Trades Feed is a free market data product provided to subscribers of at least one of the fee liable market data products described above. In connection with the adoption of Market Data ports described above, the Exchange further proposes to establish the Trades Feed. Market Data ports are available via multicast, TCP, or as an intraday snapshot, except that the intra-day snapshot option is available solely for the Depth of Market Feed, Top Quote Feed, and Spread Feed. 13 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 35 (Wednesday, February 21, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7511-7512]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-03491]


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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Summary: In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506 
(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides 
opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the 
Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of 
proposed data collections.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information 
collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; 
(b) the accuracy of the RRB's estimate of the burden of the collection 
of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize 
the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.
    1. Title and purpose of information collection: Appeal Under the 
Railroad Retirement and Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act; OMB 3220-
0007.
    Under Section 7(b)(3) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), and 
Section 5(c) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) any 
person aggrieved by a decision made by an office of the RRB on his or 
her application for an annuity or benefit under those Acts has the 
right to appeal to the RRB. This right is prescribed in 20 CFR 260 and 
20 CFR 320. The notification letter, which is provided at the time of 
filing the original application, informs the applicant of such right. 
When an applicant protests a decision, the concerned RRB office reviews 
the entire file and any additional evidence submitted and sends the 
applicant a letter explaining the basis of the determination. The 
applicant is then notified that to protest further, they can appeal to 
the RRB's Bureau of Hearings and Appeals. The appeal process is 
prescribed in 20 CFR 260.5 and 260.9 and 20 CFR 320.12 and 320.38.
    To file a request for an appeal the applicant must complete Form 
HA-1, Appeal Under the Railroad Retirement Act or Railroad Unemployment 
Insurance Act. The form asks the applicant to explain the basis for 
their request for an appeal and, if necessary, to describe any 
additional evidence they wish to submit in support of the appeal. 
Completion is voluntary, however, if the information is not provided 
the RRB cannot process the appeal. The RRB proposes no changes to Form 
HA-1.

                                      Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden
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                                                                    Annual
                           Form No.                               responses      Time (minutes)   Burden (hours)
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HA-1.........................................................             550               20              185
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    2. Title and purpose of information collection: Annual Earnings 
Questionnaire; OMB 3220-0179.
    Under section 2(e)(3) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), an 
annuity is not payable for any month in which a beneficiary works for a 
railroad. In addition, an annuity is reduced for any month in which the 
beneficiary works for an employer other than a railroad employer and 
earns more than a prescribed amount. Under the 1988 amendments to the 
RRA, the Tier II portion of the regular annuity and any supplemental 
annuity must be reduced by one dollar for each two dollars of Last Pre-
Retirement Non-Railroad Employment (LPE) earnings for each month of 
such service. However, the reduction cannot exceed 50 percent of the 
Tier II and supplemental annuity amount for the month to which such 
deductions apply. The LPE generally refers to an annuitant's last 
employment with a non-railroad person, company, or institution prior to 
retirement, which was performed at the same time as railroad employment 
or after the annuitant stopped railroad employment. The collection 
obtains earnings information needed by the RRB to determine if possible 
reductions in annuities are in order due to LPE.
    The RRB utilizes Form G-19L, Annual Earnings Questionnaire, to 
obtain LPE earnings information from annuitants. One response is 
requested of each respondent. Completion is required to retain a 
benefit. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G-19L.

                                      Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden
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                                                                    Annual
                           Form No.                               responses      Time (minutes)   Burden (hours)
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G-19L........................................................             300               15               75
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    Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or 
to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, 
and/or supporting material, contact Dana Hickman at (312) 751-4981 or

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[email protected]. Comments regarding the information collection 
should be addressed to Brian Foster, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 
North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611-1275 or emailed to 
[email protected]. Written comments should be received within 60 
days of this notice.

Brian D. Foster,
Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-03491 Filed 2-20-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 7905-01-P